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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Thompson

Jerky judge returns

And how could we have forgotten?


CFN

Gazette staff
Let us now examine the strange case of former Creek County District Court Judge Donald Thompson, if it pleases the court.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For art’s sake

A new nonprofit seeks to educate Oklahomans on the importance of art.


News

Ryan Querbach
Amid proposed budget cuts to state art funding, three arts leaders have established the first nonprofit to formally advocate for public funding of the arts.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Moon fazes

Losing an entire album hurt like hell, so the men of Moon will take it out on your retinas.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Moon with Deerpeople and The Gentle Art Of Floating
10 p.m. Thursday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$7
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Not just a grocery store

Solve problems over supper at Midway, Norman’s neighborhood gathering spot.


Food and Drink Features

Carol Cole-Frowe
When is a grocery store not a grocery store? When it’s part Mayberry diner, political center of Norman, classic-car gearhead clubhouse, mecca for emerging musicians, as well as a fine place to get a hearty bowl of homemade chili or soup and a wholesome sandwich.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Big Jim

From behind the scenes at his Oklahoma-based talent agency, Jim Halsey helped change the face of modern music. A new exhibition of memorabilia is proof positive.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Starmaker: Jim Halsey and the Legends of Country Music
through April 5
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
1400 Classen Drive
oklahomaheritage.com
235-4458
$5-$7
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tower Block

England has a strange concept for rent control.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Quietly — too quietly — Shout! Factory has been supplementing its lineup of tried-and-true cult classics with quirky genre offerings from overseas, like South Korea’s Quick, Denmark’s ID:A and now, albeit to a lesser degree, the UK’s Tower Block.
 
Friday, June 21, 2013

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

“Go look in the refrigerator.”


Documentary

Rod Lott
Understandably, a documentary about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer that weaves fictional elements with fact sounds like a wretched, evil, exploitative thing. Instead, it's a small marvel of microcinema — and another argument for the storytelling power of the nonfiction format.
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013

‘No tolerance’ doesn’t teach


Commentary

John Thompson
The bipartisan MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee knew that Oklahoma City could not increase student performance without first creating safe and orderly schools. We also knew that would be our toughest challenge.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

School values don’t fit into a single score


Commentary

John Thompson
It is no surprise that the release of this year’s Oklahoma A-F school report cards again has been a fiasco.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks

Making Disney's Mary Poppins was anything but merry, as this winner shows.


Drama

Rod Lott
If there's one thing Hollywood loves more than itself, it's stories about itself. From The Artist to Argo, these films have translated into Tinseltown's ultimate display of self-affection: Oscar gold.
 
Friday, December 20, 2013
 
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